Recognising student achievements in STEM 2020

The Australian Defence Force are looking to encourage the next generation of innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers – bright Australian students who are succeeding in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Achieving in STEM opens up a range of exciting career opportunities, like getting to work with cutting-edge technologies and helping shape our nation’s future. This award could lead you to great things, so enter today.


Get rewarded for thinking big

As a winner of the ADF Future Innovators Award, year 10 students will be rewarded with a $250 cash prize and a certificate of achievement, and year 12 students with a $550 cash prize and a certificate of achievement.

Being recognised as an ADF Future Innovator shows potential employers you have what it takes to make a big difference. Get a head-start on your career and discuss your interest in the award with your school.

Award criteria

Students will be awarded on their ability to demonstrate innovation and learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Each participating schools can select two winners across Year 10 and Year 12.

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The ADF are leaders in STEM

The Australian Defence Force work with some of the world’s most advanced vehicles, systems and technology across its three Services, and is a great career option for those interested in STEM. All Services offer the opportunity to work with state of the art cyber technology to gain intelligence, maintain contact and direct operations.

Plan for an exciting career in STEM

The Australian Defence Force builds, maintains and sustains some of the world’s most advanced systems and technology. For someone who is passionate about pursuing a rewarding and challenging career in STEM, roles in the Navy, Army and Air Force offer opportunities to learn about and work with leading-edge technology. Every day you would be responsible for delivering superior capability in unique operating environments on and within equipment installed in ships, vehicles, submarines and aircraft.